SXSWedu is thrilled to announce Bill Gates will deliver the closing keynote address at the SXSWedu Conference & Festival Thursday, March 7 in Austin, Texas. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address the foundation’s U.S. education work, which focuses primarily on ensuring all students are prepared for success in college and career.
As a reflection of the innovative SXSWedu community, the four-day event has expanded to include a number of exciting festival components for 2013 registrants. The returning social events will be joined by several new forums for networking as well as a makerspace and film screenings.
The LAUNCHedu finalists have been selected and were recently announced. These companies will compete for top honor this March. Learn more about these promising entrepreneurs and register to attend SXSWedu to see them publicly pitch their startup's education business concepts and products.